A Simple Eye Exam Can Prevent Eye Disease

Sunday January 29, 2017

Why the health of your eyes should not be an afterthought

Did you know that one in 10 British adults has NEVER had an eye examination?

Hard to believe, isn’t it?

It’s a statistic that leaves you muttering under your breath and shaking your head in disbelief – but try this one on for size …

… 20 MILLION British people risk avoidable sight loss because they fail to have regular sight tests.

What’s most baffling, however, is the fact that an eye examination is relatively straightforward and pain-free when compared to a dental check-up, for example.

Most folk would have no qualms about calling up their dentist if their tooth was giving them jip, so why do a large chunk of the population suffer in silence when it comes to their vision?

There’s no easy answer.

Promoting High-Quality Visual Care

What I can tell you, though, is that high-quality visual care is a top priority for the team at Specs Direct, and we’re incredibly proud to be leaders in preventable eye disease.

From ultraviolet radiation, dry eye syndrome and keratoconus to laser vision correction, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, we’re experts on every aspect of ocular care, so we understand how important it is to keep an eye on your vision.

Don’t be part of the 20 million and put your eyesight at risk – make sure you have an eye examination once every two years unless advised otherwise by your optometrist.

To book your next appointment with the expert team at Specs Direct, please give us a call on 020 8449 1993 – we’re always happy to help.



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